The Conference Board of Canada

Council of Canadian College Executives

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The Council of Canadian College Executives engages college leaders from across Canada by providing in-person and virtual opportunities to convene, build relationships, and discuss key issues in post-secondary education.

College executives will have the chance to expand their national and global networks and partnerships, build their reputations, and improve the overall effectiveness of their home institutions.

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Who should join?

Presidents, vice-presidents, and other executive-level leaders at publicly funded colleges in Canada who are committed to excellence, innovation, and collaboration.

Key objectives

  • Learn from cross-sectoral experts and thought leaders about current challenges and solutions in areas such as workforce development, education and training innovation, and post-secondary education strategy.
  • Engage, collaborate, and discuss with peers from across the country in a confidential, closed-door setting.
  • Gain insights from the Conference Board’s established strengths in Canadian economics and executive convening.

Benefits of membership


Participate in virtual events, in-person meetings, and study tours. These are developed based on member interest and draw from the Conference Board’s experience, knowledge, and networks.

Learn and Teach

Share your experience and develop solutions for today’s tough problems with a trusted network.

Gain Insights

Learn about and contribute to the Conference Board’s research on education and skills, Canadian economics, human capital, and more.

Current members

  • Camosun College
  • Canadore College
  • George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • La Cité collégiale
  • Langara College
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • Okanagan College
  • University College of the North

Member activity

Next session

November 9th 2022,
Virtual MS Teams Meeting

1:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Theme: Action Lab on Applied Research

In partnership with Polytechnics Canada, this Action Lab will focus on how colleges and polytechnics measure and communicate the impacts of applied research. We will discuss the sources of federal applied research funding and how outcomes are measured by individual institutions, national associations, research organizations and funding agencies. We will also discuss best practices, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration in communicating impacts on students, communities and industries.

Previous sessions

June 2022, virtual

Theme: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Approaches to Retention and Inclusivity in Apprenticeship Pathways

May 2022, virtual

Theme: Polytechnic Education in Canada and New Zealand

April 2022, virtual

Theme: Shared Prosperity: The Role of Colleges in Local Economic Development

Recent themes

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies in Post-Secondary Education
  • Skills Development and Assessment
  • Workforce Development Issues and Trends in Canada
  • Economic Impact of Canadian Colleges
  • Industry and Post-Secondary Partnerships

Recent releases and events

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Keeping International Students In-Province

International education is changing, and the shifts in international student enrolment could shape immigration and settlement patterns across Canada. During their studies, students build connections to their peers, post-secondary institution, and community in Canada. These connections could increase the likelihood that international students who stay in Canada settle in the community or province where they studied.

Online experience  |  8-min read
October 20, 2022

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Digital Skills for Today and Tomorrow

The pandemic changed how many Canadian workers do their job. For some, this change is minor. For others, it is seismic. A central feature of the shifts in working is the increased interaction with, and reliance on, digital tools. These tools—and the skills needed to use them—are largely what helped Canada weather the economic storm the pandemic caused and continue to support Canadian businesses in a strong recovery.

Issue briefing  |  12-min read
September 27, 2022
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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Transitioning to Jobs in the Clean Economy

One in five Canadian employees works at a job that’s vulnerable to automation. The clean economy is a rapid-growth sector that needs workers. Is there a way to solve for both? Employees working high-risk, low-mobility (HRLM) jobs have few options to transition into lower-risk occupations without undergoing retraining.

Online experience  |  8-min read
July 28, 2022
Partner—Future Skills Centre

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